Cool girls understand the importance of a good shoe, which can take any outfit to the next level without much effort on your part. After all, when you’re rocking a killer pair of kicks, you can keep the rest of your outfit simple and fuss-free—which is something we’re definitely on board with. To help you out, we took a few staple shoe styles and found versions worthy of a cool girl, thanks to a few chic details, statement-making hues, and unique shapes.
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You’re going to be wearing booties a lot in a month, so take note. Cool girls embrace all styles, so whether you snag a pair of Chelsea boots or tough moto shoes, you’re set for fall!
KG Kurt Geiger Shimmy Tassel Booties ($245) in Rust
A neutral-coloured bootie with a walkable heel is a staple. Bonus points for the extra-cool fringe tassel.
Bionda Castana China Boots ($1,022)
Textured snakeskin instantly elevates these sleek Chelsea boots.
Jimmy Choo Dondo Boots ($1,050)
Sturdy motorcycle boots are perfect for your off-duty weekend outfits.
Flat sandals are always a summer go-to, but this season cool girls were obsessed with comfortable details, like wide straps and cushiony flatbeds.
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals ($120) in Twilight
You already know that Birkenstock sandals have become cool, but a pair in bold blue? Even better.
Ancient Greek Sandals Thais Calf-Hair Sandals ($198)
This slip-on by Ancient Greek Sandals is the MVP of simple yet stylish sandals
MTNG Sabler Sandals ($68) in Chocolate/Pink
A unique colour combination, classic construction, and great price point make these sandals must-haves.
Lately you’ve probably noticed you live in a sneaker-centric world, where cool girls can make any pair look effortlessly stylish. We’ve spotted plenty of on-point kicks that do the work for you.
Isabel Marant Bart Leather Sneakers ($475)
Say goodbye to wedge sneakers in favour of Isabel Marant’s flat, two-tone version.
New Balance 996 Suede Mesh Sneakers ($136)
Metallic details punch up these sporty and functional classics.
Valentino Lace & Mesh Sneakers ($745)
Lace and a pretty colour palette? Of course the most feminine sneakers come courtesy of Valentino.
Not only are pumps ultra-flattering, they’re the easiest way to add a dressy spin to any outfit. Check out these statement-making heels.
Jimmy Choo Houry Dark Orchid Kid Leather Pointy Toe Stilettos ($895)
Try out this buckled twist on d’Orsay pumps.
Topshop Gauche Skinny Heels ($95) in Nude
The addition of skinny straps add a cool element to these feminine shoes .
Alexander Wang Magdalena Cut Out Pumps ($625) in Black
Leave it to Alexander Wang to design these super-sharp, futuristic pumps.
Mules are the newest style to achieve staple shoe status. It’s easy to see why: The backless slip-on shoes are easy to wear, and they look incredibly sleek.
Topshop Jasmeen Mid Heel Mules ($110) in Burgundy
We like the chunky heel and oxblood hue of this fall-friendly pair.
Sigerson Morrison Verity Matte-Leather Mules ($425) in Black
The hint of a peep-toe and a tapered heel up this shoe’s cool factor.
Bionda Castana Atlanta Mules ($806)
These scarlet mules are sexy and sweet—perfect for date night.
Sad but true fact? A girl can’t wear heels all the time. Luckily, flats can be fun, and we find that cool girls love a classic style livened up with interesting details.
Chloé Susannah Studded Calf Ballerinas ($695) in Black
Chloé’s flat version of its beloved Susannah boots is as stylish and versatile as its inspiration.
Faryl Robin + Free People Lietta II Flats ($128) in Black Leather
Crisscrossing straps upgrade these basic pointy-toe flats.
Jimmy Choo Attila Aegean Panelled Elaphe Pointy Toe Flats ($795)
The combination of cobalt blue and snakeskin feels especially current right now.
How do you like to style your favourite cool-girl shoes? Sound off in the comments below!